Report Details

On April 9th @ 4:30 PM, mile 177 experienced a sunny afternoon with a steady wind from the Northwest @ 12 mph. It was near low tide but still receding. A total of four individuals were walking in the area. No dogs,horses,or vehicles on the beach. A significant amount of human trash, i.e. bottles/cans and crab pot debris. I removed what I could, will return for the remainder. One crab vessel could be seen only thru binoculars. Witnessed an Eagle who remained in the area for about two minutes, one of which was on shore. Attempted to get a photo of the Eagle, but by the time I got my camera out of my back-pack and got close enough for a photo, he was airborne. In my designated area, I witnessed no dead wildlife. A couple shared with me their findings (two glass balls), they claimed originated in Japan. In some areas, a small "sand wall" was created by a strong cross current/wind/waves. No man made changes were noted.

Conditions

Temperature: 51 F. Cloud Cover: Sunny. Wind Velocity: Moderate. Wind Direction: NW.

Human Activities

Number of people: 4. Walking or running: 4. Sitting: 2. Due to cliffs, mile (177) is difficult to access. If not approached from the South, you must decline to beach from a path leading down the cliff. Therefore, fewer individuals approach this area. There were four adults walking and leaning against rocks.

Concerns

Litter

Notable Wildlife

A lone Eagle soaring in the wind currents. Landed on the shore for about one-minute, then departed.

Driftline Content

Animal casings (e.g., crab, shrimp molt), Ocean-based debris (from fishing boats, ship trash, etc.), Marine debris (plastic, styrofoam, etc. washing in from the sea), Shells, Styrofoam, Wood pieces. One crab pot with line. Several crab pot floats.

Actions & Comments

Two of the four individuals I spoke with showed me (for lack of a better description "small glass balls"), they found while walking the beach at low tide. They claimed the glass balls originated in Japan. A significant amount of trash (bottles/cans). Due to it's location, appeared to originate from vessels vs. individuals on beach. I cleaned up what I could carry out, and secured remained of trash to be removed at a later date.

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Mile 177

March 29, 2014

This beach is one mile South of my adopted mile, but I decided to do a dispatch report because there is a de-capitated whale's head washed up on the beach, and I thought it should be reported.

Brien M

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Mile 177

October 19, 2013

A beautiful day.

RussMorton

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Mile 177

July 29, 2013

Overall a quiet day.

Old Puppy

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Mile 177

January 12, 2013

Weather was clear and tide was low.

Old Puppy

Mile 177

August 4, 2012

The observation was very close to high tide, so there was less stuff on the beaches than I have noticed in the past.

RussMorton

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Mile 177

May 18, 2012

There were five people walking/pickning.

Old Puppy

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Mile 177

February 19, 2012

Weather was sunny/no wind.

Old Puppy

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Mile 177

October 20, 2011

After several hours on the beach, I only observed 2 adults walking and one dead Cormorant.

Old Puppy